This Easy Christmas Bark recipe is packed with salty pretzels and sweet chocolate candy. It’s incredibly simple to put together and makes a great holiday treat or gift to give to any family member, neighbor or friend.
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Easy Christmas Bark
One of my favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas season is by making homemade treats for those that I love.
I would much rather bake up a basket full of goodies to give than purchase a store-bought gift. I put a lot of love into my food and that’s why I especially enjoy coming up with new recipes to share with you here.
I’ve tried candy making in the past and have failed many times over (i.e burned my finger making microwave peanut brittle and burned my mom’s stove top making homemade taffy), but this has to be the EASIEST candy recipe you will ever make. And isn’t it so pretty???
Everyone will think that you spent a lot of time on this Easy Christmas Bark, when it reality it only takes a few minutes to put together.
Want to change up the toppings? Here are a few of my favorite ideas:
- pecan pieces
- sliced almonds
- peanut butter chips
- dried cranberries
Can I use White Chocolate instead of Chocolate?
Yes, you can swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate. You can also use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet and you can try using candy melts or chocolate bark instead of the chocolate chips.
Want more Chocolate Bark Recipes? Check out this recipe for 5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)! I hope you enjoy making this Easy Christmas Bark to eat or to give to family and friends. Merry Christmas friends.
How to Make Easy Christmas Bark:
Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute intervals stirring in between until smooth. (My microwave took 2 minutes to melt chocolate.)
When chips are melted, stir in shortening and heat in 10 sec. intervals until smooth.
Pour chocolate onto a foil lined baking tray.
Sprinkle with toppings pressing firmly into chocolate as you go.
Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
Remove foil, break into pieces and enjoy!
Need more Holiday recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:
Easy Christmas Bark
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp shortening
- green & red chocolate candies
- Christmas sprinkles
- Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute intervals stirring in between until smooth. (My microwave took 2 minutes to melt chocolate.)
- When chips are melted, stir in shortening or coconut oil and heat in 10 sec. intervals until smooth.
- Pour chocolate onto a foil lined baking tray.
- Sprinkle with toppings pressing firmly into chocolate as you go.
- Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Remove foil, break into pieces and enjoy!